Theological U

Background information

The independent Theological University of Norway is located in Oslo. It has about 900 students and 90 staff.

This CTT study was conducted in May 2010.

The fact sheet has three sections:

  • Section Alpha describes the actual data collection and the number of visitors that use the library (occupancy) through the day and week.
  • Section Beta documents how the number of visit hours is is distributed between different library areas (zones) and activities.
  • Section Gamma documents the interaction between zones, activities and time (hours, days).

For more information about the Count The Traffic merthod see the CTT home page

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Alpha

Opening hours

  • Monday 0800-2100
  • Tuesday 0800-2100
  • Wednesday 0800-2100
  • Thursday 0800-2100
  • Friday 0800-2100
  • Saturday 0900-1700
    • Total: 73 hours

Observation rounds

  • Monday: 0830 (30 mins) 1500
    • May 10
    • May 31
    • 14 rounds
  • Tuesday: 0830 (30 mins) 1530
    • May 11
    • May 18
    • 15 rounds
  • Wednesday: 0830 (30 mins) 1530
    • May 12
    • 15 rounds
  • Thursday: 0830 (30 mins) 1500
    • May 20
    • May 27
    • 14 rounds
  • Friday : 0830 (30 mins) 1530
    • May 7
    • May 14
    • 15 rounds
  • 73 rounds

Occupancy

The average number of visitors (occupancy) during the full weekly cycle was 72 persons.

Average number of visitors between 0830 and 1500/1530:

  • Monday: 56 persons
  • Tuesday: 58
  • Wednesday: 60
  • Thursday: 73
  • Friday: 46 persons

Average number of visitors through the day:

  • 0900: 34 persons
  • 1000: 47
  • 1100: 73
  • 1200: 58
  • 1300: 78
  • 1400: 80
  • 1500: 58 persons

Duration

Not available

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Beta

Description of the zones

  • A. Main service desk (skrankeområdet)
  • B. PC area near desk (6 PCs)
  • C. Seating area near desk. Couch and chairs with about 8 seats.
  • D. PC room 1 (15 PC seats)
  • E. PC room 2 (26 PC seats – inside the library)
  • F. Group rooms (2 small rooms with PC and 3 small rooms w/o PC)
  • G. Non-fiction shelves
  • H. Periodicals recent issues  + books. 2 PCs and 8 regular seats
  • I.  Seating area 1:  8 seats + non-fiction
  • J. Seating area 2:  8 seats + non-fiction
  • K. Seating area 3:  2 PCs and 22 regular seats
  • L. Non-fiction shelves. 1 seat
  • M. Study area 1 for master students. 40 seats
  • N.Study area 2 for master students. 20 seats
  • O. General study area. 70 seats.
  • P. Walk-through area. Mediatek (photocopier, microfilm reader, PC w/o web). Lockers.

A third reading room for master students on the third floor has not been included.

Traffic by zone

Study and PC areas
94 percent

  • O. General study area. 1358 observations
  • E. PC room 2. 624
  • M. Study area 1.  509
  • F. Group rooms. 389
  • K. Seating area 3:  294
  • D. PC room 1 . 250
  • N. Study area 2. 185
  • B. PC area. 173
  • C. Seating area ND. 84
  • I.  Seating area 1: 85
  • J. Seating area 2:  81 observations
    • Total: 4032
Seating
  • Average occupancy: 55 persons
  • Total number of seats: 245
    • Total number of PC seats:  57
    • Total number of non-PC seats: 188
  • Average rate: 22 percent

Shelf areas
2 percent

  • H. Periodicals. 64
  • L. Non-fiction. 12
  • G. Non-fiction. 4
    • Total: 80

Other areas
4 percent

  • P. Walk-through area. 134
  • A. Main service. 37 observations
    • Total: 171
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